IBM Expands MobileFirst for Developers
At its Impact 2014 conference, IBM announced a series of new initiatives to help developers take advantage of the IBM MobileFirst portfolio of tools.LAS VEGAS—IBM announced the expansion of its MobileFirst Application Development portfolio with new industry-specific IBM Ready Apps as well as the opening of 18 IBM MobileFirst studios to help customers accelerate mobile initiatives. The IBM MobileFirst Application Development portfolio provides a range of tools for developers to create, deploy and manage mobile apps on-premise or in the cloud. The IBM portfolio, which includes IBM Worklight, Cloudant and BlueMix technologies and services, enables developers to quickly build and deploy mobile apps. IBM announced the portfolio at its IBM Impact 2014 conference here. IBM Worklight is a mobile enterprise app development platform deployed on a client's IT infrastructure while BlueMix delivers similar capabilities as cloud-based services. Both can be used with Cloudant, IBM's NoSQL distributed database-as-a-service (DBaaS) for mobile apps.
With the new portfolio, IBM has addressed the evolving needs of mobile application developers by redefining the mobile app developer platform. This redefinition includes offering enterprise-grade security and integrated quality assurance, so clients can build better, more secure apps faster. These integrated capabilities allow developers to automatically scan apps for vulnerabilities on each update or post to the app store, in addition to highlighting exposures and preventing mobile apps from running on devices that have been jailbroken.